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Author: Lee Trampleasure

Lee Trampleasure has been teaching for 25 years, and teaches Physics and Biology at Menlo-Atherton High School.

2023 AAPT High School Physics Camp

July 16 in Rocklin, close to AAPT National meeting Whether you are attending the AAPT National meeting in Sacramento or not, you are invited to attend the High School Teacher Camp—back in-person for the first time since 2018! The camp will be on Sunday, July 16 at Rocklin High School. The registration fee is $25, which includes breakfast and lunch. The camp is open to anyone who will be teaching at least one section of 9-12 physics in the 2023-2024 school year. There are usually a couple rounds of edcamp-style sessions where participants propose topics at the start of the…

Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses: Research-Based Strategies that Improve Student Learning

July 15-17, 2019, Portland, Oregon (Monday-Wednesday)

Designed for those who teach introductory physics at universities, colleges and high schools. Graduate credit will be available through the University of Oregon.

Instructors: David Sokoloff, University of Oregon and Ronald Thornton, Tufts University

Participants will be introduced to research-validated, classroom-tested strategies for each component of the introductory course that have been demonstrated to improve learning. These include Interactive Lecture Demonstration (ILDs), RealTime Physics (RTP) labs, Collaborative Problem-Solving Tutorials, Workshop Physics (WP), Physics with Video Analysis (PVA), and related online video analysis exercises. The course will also include the use of video analysis to identify analytic functions describing real data. Among other more recent developments are: